Candidates who are Ph.D. degree holders shall be exempted from the minimum eligibility condition of the NET/ SLET/ SET for Assistant professor requirement. In order to maintain a certain standard in higher education, UGC imposes certain regulations on the minimum qualifications for the appointment of teachers and other academic staff for the post of Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors, Senior Professors, Principals, Assistant Librarians, Deputy Librarians, Librarians, Assistant Directors of Physical Education and Sports, Deputy Directors of Physical Education and Sports and Directors of Physical Education and Sports.
'Candidates who have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree) Regulation, 2009, or the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree) Regulation,2016, and their subsequent amendments from time to time, as the case may be, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/ SLET/ SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or any equivalent position in any University, College or Institution,' reads the policy.
'Ph.D degree from a university/ institution with a ranking in top 500 in the World University ranking (at any time) by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the Times Higher Education (THE) and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai),' is also listed as one of the eligibility criterion for Assistant Professor recruitment.
According to the new policy, graduation marks will also be considered for the recruitment of the assistant professor. Candidates with 80 percent and above in the graduation will get a score of 15; candidates with 60-80 percent will get a score of 13; candidates with 55-60 percent will get a score of 10; candidates with 44-55 percent will get a score of 5.